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Offline jasoni5

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NEW GUY!
« on: October 15, 2010, 07:52:06 AM »
I just purchased a OBS last week, and I would have to say I'm pretty proud of the first round of ribs that I made. I just have a few questions after searching around the forum for a bit. What is a PID and what is this CT marinade everyone is talking about??

Also I'm trying to smoke some chicken this weekend, and I am taking all suggestions on what to do. If i should do a whole chicken, the beer butt technique, legs... ect.

Thanks Alot!

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Offline ArnieM

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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 07:57:39 AM »
Hi jasoni5 and welcome to the forum.

A PID is a temperature controller.  See www.auberins.com for the smoker controllers.

CT is Carolina Treet, a cooking sauce native to the Carolinas.  It can be used as a marinade.  It is not intended to be added at the end as a BBQ sauce might be.  www.carolinatreet.com.

I cut the chicken in half for the smoker.  Cooks quicker and more surface area for smoke.
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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 08:03:50 AM »
Welcome to the Forum jasoni5.

OBS temp @ 250ºF and vent wide open.  I like to apply 2 hours of smoke.  I like pecan, apple.  Others will use hickory.
 
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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 08:33:40 AM »
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum...Enjoy!

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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 08:50:58 AM »
welcome aboard

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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 08:57:57 AM »
Welcome to the forum jasoni5!
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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 09:45:03 AM »
Welcome Aboard
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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010, 02:14:12 PM »
Welcome to the forum Jasoni5. 
As mentioned a PID is for controlling the temperature of the smoker.  I have a dual probe PID (one for the cabinet temp and one for the internal meat temp).  The things I like most about the PID is 1) taking the guess work out of getting the slider in the correct position for say a 225 smoke, just set the PID and walk away.  2) You can set the end internal temp of your meat i.e. turn the cabinet temp from 225 to 150 when you pork butt gets to 190, this means you don't have to be hanging over the smoker as the internal meat temp gets close.

Having said that I have done several great smokes without the PID and a lot of folk don't use one and from the pics they post they get fantastic results   :)

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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010, 03:15:08 PM »
Jasoni5 - Welcome from another newby. My first smoke was chicken and there is nothing better. Even the leftovers :) :) The smoky smell when you open that ziplock can't be beat. My shot at ribs this weekend. Enjoy and take advantage of this forum... these guys are the best!

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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2010, 01:43:08 AM »
Hi jasoni5,

Welcome to the forum.

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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2010, 10:27:46 AM »
Welcome, it seems as if the guys got you covered.
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Offline jasoni5

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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2010, 01:14:39 PM »
Thanks alot guys... The batch of chicken i made turned out great! Tonight its onto the ribs!

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Re: NEW GUY!
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2010, 03:38:02 PM »
It's an addiction.  Once you start you can't stop.
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